THE WEARABLE TRANSLATION TECHNOLOGIES FROM FUTURIST AND TRANSHUMANIST PERSPECTIVES

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Number of pages: 237-249
Year-Number: 2021-39

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Innovation has no restrictions to be created, and translation/interpretation advancements as well. Translation/interpretation advancements will continue going all through human life on the earth contingent upon the necessities. Focusing on technology, it is feasible to consider and plan the future translation gadgets of human existence. The wearable technologies that are widely used in our lives during the 21st century and the translation function integrated into these technology products are the subjects of this research. Under the roof wearable translation technologies, smartwatches, smart glasses, smart headsets and smart translator masks, included in human life all around the world during the Covid-19 pandemic, have been examined. Wearable translation developments have been hypothetically connected with transhumanism and futurism and assessed utilizing the deductive reasoning method. Throughout the deductive analysis, the documents and the information given in the websites and the user manuals of the mentioned products are classified, analysed and described. This research strongly asserts designing the human future in the context of futurism and transhumanism, and the possibility of an advantageous technology-oriented life, and the innovations of these advantages in translation technologies. Subsequently, in the light of future-oriented modern innovative research fields such as transhumanism and futurism, the state of wearable translation technologies has been evaluated from a broad perspective. In this concern, suggestions for future researches on this topic are suggested. Certain researches about translation quality of the wearable translation technologies, teaching the wearable translation technologies to university students having translation and interpreting education, and the pros and the con of them for the tourists and immigrants can also be searched for further studies.

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